Arrival of New Chief of Staff UNDOF HQ
On Saturday the 24th of January 2020 the UNDOF family welcomed its new Chief of Staff Colonel Martin T Alvarez. Colonel Alvarez is an experienced Military Officer with extensive military career both at home and overseas. Colonel Alvarez hails for the City of Rivera in Uruguay. He started his military career by joining the Military High School in 1989 and later joining the Uruguayan Military Academy in 1992 he graduated into the Calvarly Corps as a Sub Lt in 1996.
During the first decade of his career he fulfilled several operational positions within the Cavarly Corps these ranged from Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer and Company Commander in various Calvarly Units with the Uruguayan Army. Colonel Alvarez also served with distinction as an Instructor in the Uruguayan Army Armor Training Center.
During his Commanding Ranks he served as a Regemental Deputy Commander Officer of a Cavarly Regement, Commander of the Junior Staff Officers School and Commander of the Uruguayan Logistics Base.
In the rank of Colonel he served as the Deputy Director of the Uruguayan National Peace Operations School.
Colonel Alveraz,s overseas experiance includes serving as A jmac analyst in the Congo (MONUC) in 2007 and as the Strategic Planning Branch Chief in Haiti (MINUSTAH) in 2016.
Colonel Alvarez is a graduate of the Uruguayan Staff Officers Collage, he holds a Degree in History and a further Degree in Strategic Planning he also holds a Post Graduates Degree in Human Recource Management and has also been confered with a Masters Degree in Business Administration.
The UNDOF family welcomes Colonel Alvarez to the mission and wishes him every sucess for the next 12 months.